Welcome to the homepage of the
Woodlands Art League
The Woodlands Art League typically has meetings once a month at the South County Community Center on the third or fourth Thursday of a month (depending on facility availability).
With COVID-19 restrictions our meeting have been suspended until we have guidance from county officials on how to safely have meetings and the spaces we can use.
The safety and health of our members is paramount. We appreciate your patience and support until we can get together again soon!
Are you looking to join us in helping make our community Art-friendly?
Go to the "Join Us" link on the navigation banner and see what you need to do.
You've been a member, but you need to renew? Go to the "Join Us" link, too!
Welcome to October! The past few months have been challenging for us all, and we are trying to do what we can to keep the Woodlands Art League viable and functioning. Due to the restrictions on public meetings, we cannot do what is one of the biggest joys of being a WAL member – see each other’s art.
We do encourage everyone to visit our on-line sites like the WAL Website or our Facebook group where many of our members do post their work or post links to videos and other art related, and hopefully, inspirational sites. We are trying to increase our on-line presence and hope to have more content available soon.
The biggest news is that the Woodlands Art League is planning a SHOW! We are planning a Membership Drive and Art Show on November 6th and 7th. This is going to be a quickly organized event, so we are reaching out to find volunteers who may be able to help. To be in the show, you must be a current WAL member and able to work a shift (or find a substitute for yourself who can work) during that weekend. We are aware of COVID problems, and we will do our best to mitigate the risk. Many of our members do fall into one or more of the significant risk categories, and we will be mindful of this. But, we feel that we can’t pass up this opportunity to put WAL back out there.
Registration for the show hasn’t started yet but will be open soon. Look for an email from WAL with details that will be coming. This is very quick, we know, and many of our members may not have anything to put in a show. There are other ways to support the show, and any help will be appreciated.
Now, for a business report. Currently, the Woodlands Art League has 123 active members, with some memberships pending renewal. Our finances are mostly stable as our expenses are limited, but we are not bringing in any significant income other than memberships. If you are a member, THANK YOU! And, if you need to renew or join, now is a great time to do it.
Why join, especially when we are so limited in activities? Well, sometimes opportunities happen, and we can be a part of them. For example, the Inspiration Ranch, a local program featuring equine therapy for folks, recently had an art show and sale. Members of WAL provided many pieces of art and helped raise over $1600 to help with their mission. Congratulations to our member-artists who stepped up to help them out!
Another example is our own efforts to provide artists with events they can participate in. We are planning “paint outs” in the area for our artists who want to do some plein aire work. We hope to offer classes and workshops when meetings are allowed again. Various groups can be active, like our Portrait Group, a Still Life Group, or whatever-you-like. One of the best things we can do is just to provide connections between our artist/members with each other. We just need you and your ideas to help us decide what to do! Being a member is helping us move forward and plan for our future.
I’m going to end this here but first, let me say thanks for your support of the Woodlands Art League. You mean a great deal to the encouragement and presence of Art in The Woodlands area. Together, we can make it even better.
Dave Malin, President for the WAL Board
Over the next few weeks and months, we are going to be trying some new things to keep WAL a viable and important organization here in The Woodlands. Some things may work, and some things may not. We're all in the "experimental" stage of trying to move forward these days.
Some of you may be uncomfortable in gatherings like we used to have. And some of you are chomping at the bit to get out and do things like we used to. Our problem is how to reconcile the extremes safely and inclusively.
For this, we will need your help. Any organization that relies on our members' participation like we do at WAL is challenged right now. If you have ideas for things WAL can do to keep people engaged and connected, we'd love to hear them. With your help, we can keep WAL operating and growing. Contact any board member and let us know what you're thinking.
The one thing we can count on is that things will change. Help us change, too, so that we can become what folks want us to be.
The Woodlands Art League Facebook group is filled with information.
Find instruction, connect to friends, and discover links to all sorts of art-related posts that you can use!
Search for us at
Woodlands Art League
in Facebook Groups and join us today!
Everyone is welcome!
Here's a recent posting! -->
Kathy Johnson Fediw
South County Community Center Art Show
Please be on the lookout for a notice regarding the changing of the art pieces on display at the Community Center. If you had any art on display there during the shutdown, it is still there.
The Monday Morning Portrait Group
We've been advised that the Oklahoma Community Center will remain closed indefinitely. So, the Monday Paintgroup is suspended until we can meet safely.
We're trying some new things!
We've added a bit of flash to the homepage with a couple of images. Keep and eye out here for information on how to be a "featured" artist with the banner on our homepage. We're looking forward to seeing your work!
Woodlands Area Art Trading Cards Group
Meet, Create, Trade, and Collect!
Art Trading Cards are tiny gems - 2-1/2" X3-1/2" - that you make and trade with others. Any medium can be used, paints, collage, fabrics and more as long as they can fit into a standard trading card pocket. Create some to trade on the spot, or bring some with you in any state of completion.
Bring your favorite markers, pens, scrapbooking materials, paints, etc or use ours the first time. Scissors, a fine line permanent pen such as a Sharpie or gel pens, and a glue stick are helpful. Don't have anything yet? Come anyway and begin your mini art collection.
RSVP through the link if you can;
Group will meet at the South County Community Center, once a month.
This group is sponsored for the community by the Woodlands Art League. There is no charge and membership is not required. Adults and older teens with parent are welcome. Bring a friend or two!
for more info contact group leader, Teri Valentine, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acrylic Painting: with Lauren Combs: Mondays and tuesdays
New class - Colored Pencil:with Lauren Combs: Wednesdays 10:30 - noon
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The Board is comprised of hard-working volunteers dedicated to growing our art community.
(Click on any of the photo above the Board and Directors Name to get their contact information)
VP, Community affairs
VP, Internal Affairs
Past President; Membership Chair
Judge Show CHair
The Woodlands Art League, WAL, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit based in The Woodlands, Texas and serves members in The Woodlands and surrounding Montgomery County area. The League’s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement, and to form an arts community that supports and promotes local artists. WAL is a member driven, all volunteer organization. Our league is a great organization in which to meet local artists, showcase your work, and make friendships that will last a life time! We would love for you to JOIN US today!
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